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Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643): Sacred Music / Luca Guglielmi, organ; Marta Graziolino, harp; La Compagnia del Madrigale

Album Summary

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Pianto della Madonna, sacred song for voice & continuo (from Selva morale e spirituale), SV 288
>Monteverdi, Claudio : E questa vita un lampo, motet for 5 voices (from Selva morale et spirituale), SV 254
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Stabat Virgo Maria, motet for 5 voices, SV 96.k (contrafacta of SV 96)
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Rutilante in nocte, motet for 5 voices, SV 86.k (contrafacta of SV 86)
>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Toccata (Altro Recercar, Messa delli Apostolli. Fiori musicali)
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Domine, ne in furore
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Christe, adormus te
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Cantate Domino
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Qui pependit, motet for 5 voices, SV 97/1.k (contrafacta of SV 97/1)
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Non più guerra pietate, madrigal for 5 voices (from Book 4), SV 88
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Maria, quid ploras?, motet for 5 voices SV 97/3.k (contrafacta of SV 97/3)
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Te, Jesu Christe, liberator meus, motet for 5 voices, SV 97/4.k (contrafacta of SV 97/4)
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Pulchrae sunt, motet for 5 voices, SV 97/5.k (contrafacta of SV 97/5)
>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Fiori Musicali, no 22, Christe, for keyboard
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Christe, adoramus te a 5
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Laetaniae della Beata Vergine, motet for 6 voices (from Messa a quatro voci, et Salmi), SV 204
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Notes & Reviews:

With Il pianto della Madonna, a collection of spiritual compositions by Claudio Monteverdi, La Compagnia del Madrigale provide a stunning follow-up to their award-winning recording of the Fifth Book of madrigals by Luca Marenzio - both releases from Glossa. The singers of the ensemble have returned to their favoured Piedmontese recording location in Roletto to create a vivid sound picture of the desire in Monteverdi's own time to bring the "heavenly harmony" of the composer's secular works into the service of the religious domain (and that despite Post-Tridentine restrictions on such secular "intrusions"). Here, for example, is presented the spiritual version of the celebrated Lamento d'Arianna from the lost opera Arianna - Il pianto della Madonna - and sung in a distinctive polyphonic reworking prepared especially for La Compagnia del Madrigale. Pastoral concerns in Monteverdi's madrigals, such as in the Fourth and Fifth Books, make way for reflections on the Crucifixion or the Nativity through the new religious texts supplied by the likes of Angelo Grillo and Aquilino Coppini, which nonetheless fit the music more than aptly. Included also are some of Monteverdi's own religious compositions, as published by Giulio Cesare Bianchi, and including the extensive Litaniae lauretanae. In the booklet essay Marco Bizzarini brings his deep understanding of the interplay of words and music in Italy in Monteverdi's time, underscoring the skill, experience and sheer musicality of La Compagnia del Madrigale.

BBC Music Magazine, June 2016
As with other recordings by La Compagnia del Madrigale, we get superb tuning (the harmonies strongly secured by the rock-steady bass voice of Daniele Carnovich) and infinitely nuanced renderings of the texts... stunning displays of musical understanding outstripping previous recordings in this regard.

Gramophone Magazine, June 2016
The main virtue of this issue is obviously the singing of La Compagnia del Madrigale... a superb ensemble, with the wonderful Rossana Bertini as first soprano... their sound is beautifully focused, with just enough expression to make the best of the music without exaggerating anything [and] they are all fully inside Monteverdi's style and his music.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The Chiesa della BV Maria del Monte Carmelo al Colletto (2014-07-30_2014-07-31&2014-).



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>Monteverdi, Claudio : Pianto della Madonna, sacred song for voice & continuo (from Selva morale e spirituale), SV 288
  • Ensemble: La Compagnia del Madrigale
  • Notes: The Chiesa della BV Maria del Monte Carmelo al Colletto, Roletto, Italy (2014-07-30_2014-07-31&2014-)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1641

>Monteverdi, Claudio : E questa vita un lampo, motet for 5 voices (from Selva morale et spirituale), SV 254
  • Ensemble: La Compagnia del Madrigale
  • Notes: The Chiesa della BV Maria del Monte Carmelo al Colletto, Roletto, Italy (2014-07-30_2014-07-31&2014-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1640

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Stabat Virgo Maria, motet for 5 voices, SV 96.k (contrafacta of SV 96)
  • Ensemble: La Compagnia del Madrigale
  • Notes: The Chiesa della BV Maria del Monte Carmelo al Colletto, Roletto, Italy (2014-07-30_2014-07-31&2014-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Rutilante in nocte, motet for 5 voices, SV 86.k (contrafacta of SV 86)
  • Ensemble: La Compagnia del Madrigale
  • Notes: The Chiesa della BV Maria del Monte Carmelo al Colletto, Roletto, Italy (2014-07-30_2014-07-31&2014-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Toccata (Altro Recercar, Messa delli Apostolli. Fiori musicali) :: Toccata
  • Performer: Luca Guglielmi (Organ)
  • Notes: The Chiesa della BV Maria del Monte Carmelo al Colletto, Roletto, Italy (2014-07-30_2014-07-31&2014-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Domine, ne in furore
  • Ensemble: La Compagnia del Madrigale
  • Notes: The Chiesa della BV Maria del Monte Carmelo al Colletto, Roletto, Italy (2014-07-30_2014-07-31&2014-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1620

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Christe, adormus te
  • Ensemble: La Compagnia del Madrigale
  • Notes: The Chiesa della BV Maria del Monte Carmelo al Colletto, Roletto, Italy (2014-07-30_2014-07-31&2014-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1620

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Cantate Domino
  • Ensemble: La Compagnia del Madrigale
  • Notes: The Chiesa della BV Maria del Monte Carmelo al Colletto, Roletto, Italy (2014-07-30_2014-07-31&2014-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: circa 1615

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Qui pependit, motet for 5 voices, SV 97/1.k (contrafacta of SV 97/1)
  • Ensemble: La Compagnia del Madrigale
  • Notes: The Chiesa della BV Maria del Monte Carmelo al Colletto, Roletto, Italy (2014-07-30_2014-07-31&2014-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Non più guerra pietate, madrigal for 5 voices (from Book 4), SV 88
  • Ensemble: La Compagnia del Madrigale
  • Notes: The Chiesa della BV Maria del Monte Carmelo al Colletto, Roletto, Italy (2014-07-30_2014-07-31&2014-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1603

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Maria, quid ploras?, motet for 5 voices SV 97/3.k (contrafacta of SV 97/3)
  • Ensemble: La Compagnia del Madrigale
  • Notes: The Chiesa della BV Maria del Monte Carmelo al Colletto, Roletto, Italy (2014-07-30_2014-07-31&2014-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Te, Jesu Christe, liberator meus, motet for 5 voices, SV 97/4.k (contrafacta of SV 97/4)
  • Ensemble: La Compagnia del Madrigale
  • Notes: The Chiesa della BV Maria del Monte Carmelo al Colletto, Roletto, Italy (2014-07-30_2014-07-31&2014-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Pulchrae sunt, motet for 5 voices, SV 97/5.k (contrafacta of SV 97/5)
  • Ensemble: La Compagnia del Madrigale
  • Notes: The Chiesa della BV Maria del Monte Carmelo al Colletto, Roletto, Italy (2014-07-30_2014-07-31&2014-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Fiori Musicali, no 22, Christe, for keyboard
  • Performer: Luca Guglielmi (Organ)
  • Notes: The Chiesa della BV Maria del Monte Carmelo al Colletto, Roletto, Italy (2014-07-30_2014-07-31&2014-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Christe, adoramus te a 5
  • Ensemble: La Compagnia del Madrigale
  • Notes: The Chiesa della BV Maria del Monte Carmelo al Colletto, Roletto, Italy (2014-07-30_2014-07-31&2014-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1620

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Laetaniae della Beata Vergine, motet for 6 voices (from Messa a quatro voci, et Salmi), SV 204
  • Ensemble: La Compagnia del Madrigale
  • Notes: The Chiesa della BV Maria del Monte Carmelo al Colletto, Roletto, Italy (2014-07-30_2014-07-31&2014-)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1650